Buy Sigma 200-500mm f2.8, Get $1040 Rewards (C/N/Si)

The Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 / 400-1000mm f5.6 eats pancake lenses for breakfast when it’s on a diet. Its regular lunch are professional SLR f2.8 zoom lenses. And for dinner, it eats the whole Tokina line-up ;-). The lens goes for $26,000 in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. At the moment, this lens earns 4% promotional rewards at Adorama (all three mounts) and B&H Photo (Canon gets 4%, other two get 2%)… 4% of $26,000 is $1040 in promotional rewards…

Lensbaby Fisheye Optic for $49 w/free S&H

The Lensbaby Fisheye Optic is currently on sale for $49 with free shipping at B&H Photo… While there, the Lensbaby Wide Angle/Telephoto Kit is on sale for $40 with free shipping… These babies don’t require diapers 😉

Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings (11 options)

B&H Photo has a new Pentax SLR Lens Instant Savings promotion featuring 11 lenses, a mix of primes and zooms with one being a converter. All but one (50-135/2.8 for $730 + S&H) get free expedited shipping. Promotion ends 12/24/15.

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM + 82mm Filter Kit + $60 rewards for $1500

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens is bundled with the Luminesque 82mm Circular Polarizer and UV Slim PRO Filter Kit and 4% promotional rewards (around $60) for $1500 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Free next day delivery for orders placed before Wedn 7am ET. Free regular shipping after that promotion expires.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM with Extras for $330

If you were planning to get a Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens, a number of retailers have bundled with freebies with it, but still selling for its authorized dealer price of $330 as follows:

+ B&H Photo with free Luminesque 58mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Filter Kit and 4% promotional rewards (around $13~)

+ Focus Camera fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible) with 3pc Filter Kit, protective pouch, cap keeper, cleaning pen, cleaning clothes

+ Adorama with free Pro Optic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit and lens cap keeper and cleaning kit and Corel Software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7)

Panasonic LX7 drops to $248

There are many compacts with RAW these days with sensors larger than 1/1.7″, but if of all the RAWsumers it is the new condition black Panasonic LX7 the one you want, it is on sale for $248 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Free next day delivery for a limited time only. Free shipping on-going.

Combined purchase $50 discount when you buy select Olympus Cameras and Lenses Together

Olympus is running a combined purchase promotion where if you buy an eligible interchangeable lens camera together (in the same shopping cart) with a eligible lens, you will get a $50 off combined purchase discount. Participating are the E-M1, E-M5 II, E-M10 I and II, E-P5, and E-P7. Ten lenses are participating in this promotion including the f2.8 TRIO (Da, Da, Da; oops, I mean 7-14, 12-40, 40-150). Three primes are participating. You can see all eligible options in a left-right spreadsheet-style grid (I’m not sure how to describe it) at Amazon by Amazon itself

Olympus E-M1 Body with $45 rewards for $900 with free NEXT DAY delivery

Near instant gratification, the Olympus E-M1 body only is on sale for $900 at authorized dealers. You also get 5% promotional rewards and free NEXT DAY delivery at Adorama and B&H Photo. The free-next-day delivery promotions expire soon (they’ll disappear from their websites when they expire).

You can also get it for $900 without the 5% rewards and without free next-day delivery at Amazon and the official Get Olympus store.

Free Next Day Delivery on $299+ (under 20 lbs) at MacMall

If you are looking to purchase Apple related products, is offering free NEXT DAY delivery on orders of $299 or higher, weighing under 20 lbs. The order deadline for this promotion is Wednesday 12/23/15 at 9pm Eastern.

PS: it should go without saying, but for all the retailers offering last minute free next day or 2-day delivery, this only applies to items that are in-stock and ready to ship. If an item is backordered or out of stock, they can’t deliver it the next day – because they don’t have it.

Free Overnight Shipping on 1200+ items at Adorama

Adorama is currently offering FREE Overnight Shipping on Adorama. This is a limited time offer. I do not know when it expires, but the last cut-off date for all 1-day shipping offers 4pm Eastern on Wednesday 12/23/15 (for delivery of in-stock items before Christmas Day).

PhotoPro Expo 2016 for $129 with coupon

Good until Sunday 12/27/15, coupon code PPEDPT16 allows you to register for the Photo PRO Expo 2016 for $129 instead of the regular price of $179 (with previous coupon) or $279 without any coupons… For more trade shows, check our 2016 Trade Show Calendar

B&H FREE 1-Day Shipping extended to Wednesday at 7am ET

Through the use of technology and logistics, B&H Photo has been able to extend the deadline for their FREE 1-DAY Shipping promotion. The new deadline for that is Wednesday 12/23/15 at 7am Eastern time. As usual, my dear fellow procrastinators, please don’t wait until 6:59am ET to place an order though 🙂

PS: if you don’t want to deal with last minute gift deadline stressful situations, B&H now offers emailable gift cards. You can easily find them using the light cyan-blue bar at the bottom of their web page, or just search for “gift card” using their search box.

Last Day for Free 2-Day Shipping for Prime Members (for Christmas 2015 delivery)

If you are planning a Christmas 2015 purchase, Tuesday is the last day for Prime members to get their items delivered for FREE with Prime’s Free 2-Day shipping. A small number of items are eligible for free 1-day Prime delivery (they have to be available at a nearby warehouse). See the Amazon Holiday Shipping Deadlines for more details.

If you live in an area with Prime NOW, you can have items delivered on Christmas Eve even. Keep in mind however that Prime NOW has much smaller subset of items than Amazon’s main website. This is because regional warehouses don’t have everything, and also because PrimeNOW is near-instant delivery, you can only order items that currently available and ready to be delivered from a nearby Amazon facility. If you are not familiar with that, we have a long post of what to expect. If you never placed a Prime Now order before, coupon 10PRIMENOW gets you $10 off your first order.

If all else fails, there’s Gift Cards. Many of the physical Amazon gift cards (plastic or greeting card style) are eligible for free 1-day shipping and may come with a gift card box. The emailable gift cards arrive within minutes (or even faster) most of the time.

PS: the free 1-day shipping promotion for all apparently just expired…

(ENDED) Wedn Lightning Deals: Corel, Huion, Reticam, Sandisk

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32GB Lexar SDHC and CF Sale (up to 2000x)

Adorama has a limited time Lexar SDHC and CF card sale good until 12/26/15 or earlier if sold out. Free shipping is included with all cards. The sale includes the 32GB Professional 2000x UHS-II U3 SDHC for $48, and the 32GB Professional 800x CompactFlash Card for $34, and 32GB Professional 633x Class 10 UHS-I U3 for $17… For more action, check the Adorama Holiday Specials (over 6700 items)…

Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit for $600

Power and light go hand in hand, which brings us to the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit on sale for $600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The product page over there lists all the included items, and the Q&A section over there answers more about them.

Free 12mo Creative Cloud Photography with Canon 70-200 or 100-400

The following two Canon SLR lenses also receive a 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription with purchase at B&H Photo, along with 4% promotional rewards on the purchase price. The lenses are the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $2000 and the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $2200.

5% Rewards on select Olympus Cameras and Lenses

Adorama is offering 5% promotional rewards on select Olympus Cameras (iLC and P&S options) and M.Zuiko Lenses. The pages there expand as you move downwards.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS for $570 (C/N/A/Si)

The Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS macro lens is now on sale for $569 with free shipping in the Canon, Nikon, Sony-Alpha and Sigma SLR mounts at B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & LR6 for $700

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) was one of the major Black Friday iLC brick and mortar offers at $700. But now there’s more! Not only you get that, but also the Adobe Lightroom 6 software is included at Adorama. To recap, you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Lightroom 6 software (the Win/Mac DVD, not a digital download).

If you already have LR6 or are not interested in it, the two lens kit is also available for $700 with a differet set of extras instead of LR6: an additional Sony battery, an additional Sony charger, a screen protector, and a 64GB Lexar microSDXC C10 card.

Think Tank Retrospective 40 Shoulder Bag for $40 after $40 MIR

IF you like camera bags and mail-in rebates, this is the union of those two towers. You can get the Think Tank Retrospective 40 Shoulder Bag for $40 after a $40 mail-in rebate at Adorama, in your choice of camera bag color: Black Polyester or Blue Slate. More details on the mail-in rebate in this PDF file. Offer ends by 12/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Camera + Daylight Film Twin Pack for $75 [or Wide 300 with Film for $100]

An instant camera is more fun when you have more film 🙂 So with that in mind, Adorama is bundling the FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 Camera (available in multiple colorful pastel-y colors) with the Daylight Film Twin Pack (20 exposures) for $75 with free shipping.

At the bottom of the list there, you will also find the Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera bundled with the Instax Wide Instant Color Print Film for $100 with free shipping.

You can find them all at the Adorama Instax Sales. Offers end by 12/25/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Tamron 16-300mm Di VC PZD and 10% Rewards for $500 after $130 MIR (C/N/A)

Late start today, so we have a 15 yard penalty, repeat first down, and for the first down play, we have a special rebate and reward play, from the special playbook. I’m not even sure if the previous sentence makes sense, so let’s pretend I didn’t write it and move on…

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is at a confluence of deals. It has two Tamron mail-in rebates totaling $130 back via MIR, along with 10% promotional rewards. As far as I can tell, the rewards are on the purchase price, not the after rebate price. So you can get this lens for $500 after $130 MIR plus $63 promotional rewards (or $50 in the worst case scenario) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon and Sony SLR mounts. The Sony is not stabilized (no VC). Offer ends 12/24/15.

(ENDED) Tue Lightning Deals: 256GB Sony SDXC, ePhoto Studio kits, N6, etc

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(ENDED) Tue B&M Frys Promo Codes: 4pk Tenergy AA for $0.06 (limit 10) and two Unspecified P&S cameras

These 1-day offers expired…

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Canon G16 + Pixma Pro 100 for $220 after $350 MIR

To the mail-in rebator go the spoils. The Canon G16 compact with RAW (1/1.7″ sensor) is bundled with the Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ Canon paper and 32GB Sandisk Ultra SHDC card for $220 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card) at B&H Photo.

Fuji X-Pro1 and 27mm f2.8 for $700

Tired of iLCs only getting bundled with zoom lenses? B&H comes to the rescue they are bundling the Fuji X-Pro1 Body Only + 27mm f2.8 lens for $700 with free next day delivery, along with a free 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC and Ruggard camera case… On the other hand if you prefer a zoom, below the aforementioned kit over there, you can find the X-Pro1 body only bundled with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS and the same two freebies (Extreme, Ruggard) for $800 with free next day delivery…

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II and 12mo Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $1800

And now a lens + software bundle. For $1800 you can get the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM lens with a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $1800 with free next day delivery and 4% promotional rewards (~$72) at B&H Photo.

Canon G5 X with $100 Gift Card for $750

The Canon G5 X 1-inch sensor compact with RAW is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo Gift Card, and all together are on sale for $750 with free shipping at B&H Photo. $750 is the price at authorized dealers.

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm and $150 Gift Card for $600

The Panasonic G7 with the 14-42mm lens is bundled with a $150 B&H Photo Gift Card, together for $600 with free next day delivery at B&H Photo in either black or silver G7 color schemes. You also get a free ON1 Effects 10 download and optionally you can triple the original warranty via mail-in rebate… On the other hand, if you happen to want an Audio-Technica AT8024 microphone (instead of the $150 Gift Card), you can get that instead for the same price at Adorama

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $400 (EF, M43)

The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens is on sale for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon EF mount and M43rds. The other options go for more. The EF sale price ends on 12/22/15 at 11:59pm ET… The same prices are available at Amazon by Amazon itself

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $400 (C/N/A/P/S)

The Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha Minolta, Pentax K, and Sigma DSLR mounts. Some of the options also earn 4% promotional rewards… Four of the five also go for $400 at Amazon (no rewards, the Sigma mount is not on sale)…

Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella + Free Diffuser for $100

The Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella (Silver) is currently bundled with a free Diffuser, together for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The free diffuser is included automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (= it is mentioned on the product page over there).

Induro AKP2 Adventure Series Tripod w/ 3-Way Pan Head Kit for $114

Tripods are not only useful for photography, but they are excellent props if you are making 50s scifi movies 🙂 Which brings us to the Induro AKP2 Adventure Series Tripod w/ 3-Way Pan Head Kit on sale for $114 with free shipping at B&H Photo… In parallel, the AKP0 goes for $80 (on the same aforelinked page)… Offers end by 12/22/15 at 11:59pm ET.

In-stock nao: SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens (E-mount) for $350

The SLR Magic 50mm f1.1 Cine Lens for the Sony E-mount is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship for $350 at Adorama with free 2-day shipping for the holidays.

Panasonic FZ70 superzoom for $150 (new condition)

We zoom back to the eBay Deals where Best Buy’s eBay store is offering the new condition Panasonic FZ70 superzoom for $150 with free shipping. Limit one per customer. This is a limited time offer, I don’t know how long it will last.

Fun? Post-it Pop-up Note Camera Dispenser for $7

And now something fun. The Post-it Pop-up Note Camera Dispenser for 3×3 inch sticky notes is on sale for $7 at the Staples website. It goes for $8+ in B&M stores. Free ship to store, or free shipping if you are a Rewards member (or if they have any other free shipping promotions). You may (or may not) be able to use some coupons and/or rewards towards the purchase price.


PS: these take Pop-Up refill notes, not the regular sticky notes.

Android Pay on Nexus: the $20 Best Buy eGift Card arrived the next day

UPDATE 12/21/15: The $20 Best Buy gift card remains in your account (stored on Google’s servers) even after you uninstall Android Pay. If you re-install Android Pay, it is right there. You may have some flexibility in the PIN entry by adjusting how quickly the lockscreen activates after you press the power button or the screen doses off. This is YMMV depending on your phone and OS version.

I became a guinea pig for this promotion we mentioned earlier this week: if you have a Nexus device and install and use Android Pay on it by 12/31/15, you will receive a $20 Best Buy electronic gift card in your Android Pay account.

I did this earlier this the week, and the e-gift card arrived the following day. I did not count the number of hours in-between, but my first Android Pay transaction happened on 12/16 and the gift card was in my Android Pay account on 12/17. Cropped screenshot below – it has a PIN and bar code which I won’t post 🙂


Android Pay requires a lockscreen PIN for your phone or other approved locking mechanism. And NFC turned on. If you remove the lockscreen PIN (or the locking mechanism), Android Pay automatically removes your credit card(s) from your Android Pay account. Kinda rude but they are erring on the side of financial security.

Since there is no way (as far as I can tell) to access Android Pay transactions with a web browser, once you receive the $20 Best Buy eGift Card, you may want to take a screenshot of the number and PIN to make sure you don’t lose it later.

NOTE: I did this using only one phone. I do not know what happens if you have two or more phones using the same Google account with Android Pay activated on both.

Buy Adorama Gift Card, Get Coupon for future purchase

If you are part of the Adorama emailing list, they have emailed a new promotion, Purchase an Adorama Gift Card and receive a coupon to be used in a future purchase by 12/31/15. The coupon depends on the gift card amount. A $100 gift card gets you a $5 off coupon. A $250 gift card gets you a $20 off coupon, and a $500 gift card gets you a $50 off coupon. The coupons must be used by 12/31/15… I haven’t done this promotion so I don’t know how it works…

(ENDED) Mon Lightning Deals: Samsung DV180, Wolverine, Movo, Huion, Transcend, Sandisk, etc

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(ENDED) Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit for $490

This daily deal expired… For a limited time only, B&H Photo is offering Free Next Day shipping on a number of items…

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DXO One and $60 Gift Card and 32GB card for $572

The DXO One discounting action moves to Amazon’s website where you can get the new condition DXO ONE along with a $60 plastic Amazon Gift Card and a 32GB Transcend microSDHC card (633x with full SD adapter) for $572~ with free shipping… In the off chance the gift card arrives before the camera actually ships (eg your credit card is billed), you can use the gift card to partially pay for the camera…

15% off Refurbished Canon Lenses and Flashes

There is a big burst of Holiday Specials at the official Canon USA store. This includes a 15% sale on refurbished Lenses with a 1-year warranty (68 options but many sold out already), and Flashes (5 options, all in-stock). The sale is shown in red ink, no coupon is needed.

I am highlighting some of the offers that are in-stock as of the time of writing in some of the posts below, but I can’t post about every single item – the Canon line-up is huge.

In parallel, you may also notice the offer below running over there. If you make a qualifying purchase of $500+ at the official Canon Outlet store, you will receive $50 in Canon eCash to use in future purchase. These are promotional rewards, not a gift card, so it has limitations and expiration. Details over there. Here’s the annotated banner from over there promoting it:


Refurb. Canon 55-250 IS STM w/1yr warranty for $130

The official Canon USA store has a featured refurbished SLR Lens Sale that includes the Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM with a one year warranty for $130 with free shipping… Also there, the refurbished 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS goes for $350…

Canon SX530 HS + MG-2922 Printer + Bag + 16GB SD + Photo Book for $230

The black Canon Powershot SX 530 HS superzoom (50x) is on sale for $230 with free shipping at authorized Canon USA dealers. But that’s not all. At Adorama you get the following free items included by Adorama: Canon MG-2922 photo printer and Adorama Slinger bag and 16GB Toshiba SD card and coupon code for a 10×10″ photo book, and a cleaning kit and $4.58 in promotional rewards… At B&H Photo you get a free 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and a Ruggard holster bag and 2% promotional rewards… At Amazon you only get one freebie, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card…

Canon G9 X with $45 rewards for $450

The black Canon G9 X is currently on sale for $450 and it earns 10% promotional rewards (= $45~) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Refurbished Canon SX 700 HS w/1yr warranty for $140

Zoom-zoom! The black manufacturer refurbished Canon Powershot SX 700 HS (30x optical zoom) with a one year warranty is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Canon’s own store.

Refurbished Canon Elph 135 + Case + Strap + 1yr warranty for $38 [or Elph 150 IS for $60]

The silver Canon Elph 135 P&S camera (no IS) with a free metal neck strap and a free PSC-2060 leather case and a one year warranty is on sale for $38 with free shipping at Canon’s own online store. The other two color options are sold out…

UPDATE: also there, they are offering a refurbished blue Canon Elph 150 IS with a free metal neck strap and a free PSC-600 case [different from above!] and a one year warranty for $60 with free shipping

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM and 1-Yr Warranty for $400

One of the rules of thumb of camera gear is that if you are going to go for an older model, might as well try to get it in refurbished condition, so you can save even more. Especially when it comes with a one year manufacturer warranty. Which brings us to the refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM going for $400 with free shipping and a 1-yr warranty from the official Canon store… This is part of their refurbished DSLR sale

Free GR-E3 Grip with Canon M10 purchase (two options)

The official Canon USA Store is offering a free Canon GR-E3 grip with the purchase of one of these two Canon M10 mirrorless kits: the white M10 with 15-45mm for $450 or the black M10 two-lens kit (15-45, 55-200) for $680… This is as much of a discount as it is an availability situation – the only place I can find the grip for purchase is Canon’s own store (as of the time of writing)…